AFTER six UK number one singles, five UK number one albums and 25 years together, the iconic Boyzone will release their final album Thank You & Goodnight on November 16.

They’ve also announced details of their 25th anniversary and farewell UK and Ireland arena tour which sees them arrive at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff on February 4, 2019 with tickets on sale from this Friday, June 22.

Band members Ronan, Keith, Mikey and Shane said: “When we started out as five young Dublin “Northsiders, eager to face the world, we never imagined that we’d still have an army of fans some 25 years later.

“If you’d seen our famous first TV appearance on The Late Late Show, you’d probably be surprised too.

“But what followed was the stuff of dreams.

“We’ve played stadiums and arenas all over the world, released six albums, and had almost two-dozen hits.

“We really can’t put into words just how much you, the fans, have supported us along the way. Without that support, we would have never achieved what we have, and for that we’re eternally grateful.

“We’ve had some tough times too.

“The loss of Stephen left scars that we will carry as a band forever.

“We were immensely touched by all the tributes and messages of support that helped us through the dark days.

“Stephen was our brother and will always be at the very the heart of Boyzone.

“Twenty-five years is a long time.

“We’re certainly not boys anymore, and we all feel that we should now call time on our lives together as Boyzone and go out on a real high.”

The final album, Thank You & Goodnight, features 12 new tracks which include a special tribute to Stephen in the shape of a new song, I Can Dream.

The band has reworked a demo he made for his 2002 solo album and they have added their harmonies alongside his lead vocal – making it the closest the five of them will ever get to being in a room together making music.

Tickets for Thank You & Goodnight – The Farewell Tour are available from the box office on 02920 224488 or